Tuesday, July 11, 2006

VeriSign to Provide PKI-related Security for WiMAX Networks

The WiMAX Forum has selected VeriSign to provide PKI-related services to all WiMAX Forum Certified solutions based on IEEE 802.16-2004 and ETSI HiperMAN 1.2.1. This partnership promotes industry-wide equipment compatibility and interoperability within the WiMAX Forum community by creating a single, trusted device authentication standard across broadband wireless networks.



Under the agreement, VeriSign will operate the WiMAX root CA used to create a single, trusted device authentication standard for WiMAX networks. The VeriSign Custom Device Certificate Service (CDCS) allows embedding X.509- standard digital certificates into all WiMAX Forum Certified hardware devices based on IEEE 802.16-2004 and ETSI HiperMAN 1.2.1 standards. Using strong certificate-based authentication allows service providers to ensure network access, digital content and software services can be secured from unauthorized access.

http://www.verisign.com

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